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MATTERHORN. Translated from the Italian by J. E. C. Eaton Revised and Two Additional Chapters by R. L. G. Irving

Rey Guido

Published by Oxford Basil Blackwell 1946, 1946
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First Edition thus, the revised and expanded edition updated to the period. A copy with fine provenance, coming from the collection of famed climber Eric Roberts. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece plus 36 plates of black and white photographs. 8vo, publisher’s original green cloth gilt lettered on the spine, in the original colour pictorial dustjacket. 336, including the index pp. A very nice, bright copy. The text and cloth near fine in an attractive jacket with some light edge wear and mellowing. The principal TEXT on the early history of the Matterhorn IN AN UPDATED EDITION TO INCLUDE OVER TWO DECADES OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. An inscription we remember on a copy sold long ago would serve as a fine invitation to any reader: "May we introduce to you a book all about one of your well beloved hills? Therein, that venerable Mountaineer Poet, Guido Rey, pours out the worship of a lifetime, and in doing so reveals the True Cervino--that immense, unsullied symbol of majestic grandeur. Reverently, very reverently, he describes it as 'Cathedral de Dieu,' a truly wonderful phrase which cannot fail to stir the heart of any thinker. But you must read and see and, let us hope, enjoy." Rey taught mountaineering to the Hugh de Amicis and accented the Matterhorn at least five times. These experiences first gave rise to several magazine articles and lectures, and finally to this book, first published in Milan. The work boasts an introduction by Edmondo de Amicis, who was normally very reluctant to involve himself in other people's writing endeavors. Bookseller Inventory # 27943

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Title: MATTERHORN. Translated from the Italian by J...

Publisher: Oxford Basil Blackwell 1946

Publication Date: 1946

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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